For many of us, one of the most satisfying meals of our entire lives is the first meal after giving birth. But that’s really only the beginning. When you’re breastfeeding, you learn the true meaning of hunger. While it’s tempting to just habitually go back for seconds (or thirds… or fourths…) of every meal, it might be smarter to space your food intake out a bit. Instead of three giant meals every day, consider eating smaller meals… with plenty of healthy snacks in between. And, weird as it may seem, the months of breastfeeding your infant are a time when it’s not only socially acceptable, but healthy to eat a snack in the middle of the night.
Image: iStock / Foxys_forest_manufacture